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Museums and Historic Site in the Buffalo/Niagara Frontier Region

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, one of the country's finest modern art museums, features magnificent works by Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Derain, Renoir and Warhol. Buffalo. 716-882-8700.

UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, Erie County

Anderson Gallery houses an extensive collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures and graphics from World War II to the present. Buffalo. 716-829-3754.

Buffalo Science Museum, Buffalo, Erie County

At the Buffalo Museum of Science, visitors travel back to the land of the dinosaurs, inspect larger-than-life insects, marvel at endangered species and take quantum leaps through space. The museum's Tifft Nature Preserve includes over 264 acres of undisturbed natural habitat within the City of Buffalo. 716-896-5200.

Children's Museum , East Aurora, Erie County

Explore & more...A Children's Museum. Please touch! Experiment. Discover. Play. Learn. East Aurora, Erie County. 716-655-5131. And while you're there, relive your childhood at Toy Town Museum. Highlights include a Fisher-Price Toy Collection from 1930-70 and ToyWorks, a kids' interactive learning center. East Aurora. 716-687-5151.

Cofeld Judaic Museum , Buffalo, Erie County

The internationally renowned Cofeld Judaic Museum of Temple Beth Zion displays over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating from the 10th century in a landmark temple. 716-886-7150.

Erie Canal Museum, Lockport, Niagara County

Approaching Locks 34 and 35 in Lockport, the vertical rock walls rise abruptly on either side, revealing the jagged bone and torn sinew of the canal's final challenge-the Niagara Escarpment. The "Famous Five" stair locks, regarded as an engineering marvel when built, are now used only for overflow. The old hydraulic power house that once operated the city's locks and two lift bridges, is now a canal museum. Today, dual locks lift boats 50 feet on their way to Lake Erie and points west.

Lackawanna Steel Museum, Lackawana, Erie County

Once home to the largest steel plant in the world, Lackawanna now pays tribute to western New York's steelworkers at the Steel Plant Museum. Photos, exhibits and memorabilia depicting the region's industrial past are housed in the beautiful Carnegie Library. 716-823-0630.

Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, Niagara County

Western New York's colonial legacy lives on at Old Fort Niagara. This 18th century military compound was occupied, in turn, by French, British and colonial troops. Historic buildings date from 1726. Open daily, year-round, Old Fort Niagara features cannon and musket firings, historical re-enactments, 18th century military living demonstrations and archeology programs. 716-745-7611.

Other Museums

Amherst Museum, Amherst, Erie County.

Buffalo Fire Historical Museum, Buffalo, Erie County. 716-892-8400.

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, North Tonawanda, Niagara County. 716-693-1885.

Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport.

Pedaling History Bicycle Museum, Orchard Park, Erie County. 716-662-3853.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo, Erie County. 716-884-0095.

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